March 3, 2023
Faculty of Social Sciences launches three co-op programs
The co-op program options — in Economics, Political Science and Work and Labour Studies — build on the faculty's commitment to work-integrated learning....
November 22, 2022
Analysis: How Canada plans to break records with its new refugee targets
If the Canadian government sticks to its new plans for refugee resettlement, the next three years could have significant implications for refugees and refugee policy beyond Canada’s borders....
October 19, 2022
Online voter compass tool helping boost political engagement
Vote Compass is a survey tool that has been used by millions of people around the world during election campaigns and is currently helping boost political engagement in both the Hamilton and Toronto municipal elections. ...
October 12, 2022
McMaster researchers develop tool that tracks how governments keep election promises
Polimeter logs and tracks progress on campaign promises of governing provincial and federal parties. ...
October 6, 2022
Analysis: On the brink: Global crises ranging from climate to economic meltdown demand radical change
Amid a number of major crises, the world clearly needs radical change. But what will it look like? The desire to return to pre-pandemic ‘normal’ is powerful, but ‘normal’ is what got us where we are today....
September 29, 2022
McMaster political science professor appointed to the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario
For nearly a year, McMaster political science professor Karen Bird has worked on the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario. She is one of three commissioners helping redraw Ontario’s federal electoral district boundaries–a process that happens across Canada every 10 years. Ontario’s Chief Justice appoints a judge who chairs the commission, while two other commissioners are appointed by the […]
August 3, 2022
Analysis: Canada must grant permanent immigration status to undocumented residents
Regularization programs that help refugees and migrants become permanent residents have tremendous benefits for immigrants, society and the economy....
July 21, 2022
Will Ontario’s $10 daycare deal be enough? Expert Adrienne Davidson weighs in
While this is is a step in the right direction, questions remain about whether enough spaces will be created to meet demand, and whether the families most in need of child care will benefit....
July 5, 2022
Researcher will use New Frontiers funding to study racism and exclusion in academia
Political scientist Nathan Andrews' interdisciplinary cross-Canadian research project will shine a light on the contributions of BIPOC scholars....
June 15, 2022
Meet Social Sciences valedictorian Harjot Shoker
"Wanting to be successful and working hard to achieve your goals is a good thing, but when 'hustle culture' takes the front seat in your life, it becomes immensely toxic."...
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